• Protection boom was deployed Musqueam Slough.Protection boom was deployed Musqueam Slough.
  • Fraser River Park, McDonald Beach dog park and boat launch remains closed until further notice.
  • Overflights were conducted by CCG, Musqueam, provincial and federal personnel.
  • Divers completed salvage assessment and plugged the vents which significantly reduced the visible sheen.
  • The Rigging and Salvage Plan was developed by the marine surveyor and naval architect and the Lift Plan was developed by AMIX.
    • Transport Canada has reviewed these plans and has no objection.BC MOE issued a Section 52 Exemption to Ledcor and is currently developing a Waste Management Plan for safe and appropriate waste disposal.
  • BC MOE issued a Section 52 Exemption to Ledcor and is currently developing a Waste Management Plan for safe and appropriate waste disposal.


  • WCMRC and Coast Guard remain on scene to recover product and maintain effective booming containment.
  • Ongoing aerial observation overflights will continue throughout the day.
  • FRPD on scene with a barge/crane to assist rigging.
  • Arctic Tuk is on-scene and intends to right the tug and conduct the lift around 1100.
  • Prior to the lift, there will be a site meeting between the operations personnel to discuss safety issues and mitigation measures to prevent a loss of containment.
    • To mitigate loss of product during salvage operations, WCMRC has increased on-water capacity including additional vessels, personnel and equipment.
    • Environmental Unit requests protection booming upstream before lift.
  • Environmental Unit intends to conduct a shoreline assessment and is requesting available personnel to meet at the Incident Command Post at 1000.
  • Province requests air quality monitoring at waste storage sites.
  • Gillnet fisheries is open but will remain closed in the North Arm.


  • Winds NNW 9kts
    • Winds northwest 10 to 15 early this morning and to light near noon. Wind becoming southeast 5 to 15 overnight then becoming light Thursday afternoon.
  • Nearing slack tide. High tide @ 0857 PDT – 3 meters
  • Approx. 2 kts current in flood direction


Safety is a priority during the critical lifting and salvage operations and will be discussed in detail on site before operations begin.

  • City of Richmond reports a member patrolling at MacDonald dog park who sought medical attention after feeling some physical effects from fumes (headache/nausea) and was subsequently sent home to rest.


  • Canadian Coast Guard
  • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
  • Musqueam First Nation
  • BC Ministry of Environment
  • Environment Climate Change Canada
  • Transport Canada
  • Transportation Safety Board
  • City of Vancouver
  • Port Metro Vancouver
  • City of Richmond
  • Ledcor
  • Canadian Wildlife Service
  • Vancouver Fraser Port Authority
  • EMBC
  • Tsleil-Waututh First Nation